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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuvée Spécial Club Oger 2015
The power and minerality of a Champagne Grand Cru Extra brut d'Oger.
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A house with noble origins, inviting to a journey made of elegance and saline freshness in the heart of Côte des blancs, so can be rightly presented the House Pierre Gimonnet. Existing for almost three centuries, it is one of the Rares houses to have a vineyard planted only with Chardonnay, on terroirs classified exclusively as Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. Discover a family house that has always favored quality and an innovative spirit, requirements that offer the beautiful Champagnes.
What is the history of the House Pierre Gimonnet?
It is around 1750 that we can find in the archives the traces of the Gimonnet's as winegrowers in Champagne, where they deliver their harvest to the Champagne trade. From generation to generation, they passed on their love of the vine. It is only around 1935 that Pierre Gimonnet started the wine making activity of its own house. Michel, Pierre's son, joined the estate in 1955. His passion and pragmatism allowed him to be a forerunner in terms of parcel-based vinification, which offers each terroir the ability to fully express itself. Today it is Olivier and Didier Gimonnet who embody the third generation, worthy heirs of an exceptional know-how.
What is the terroir of Maison Pierre Gimonnet?
The vineyards of Maison Gimmonet cover approximately 30 hectares that are located on the land of choice for great Chardonnay: Côte des blancs. Located on slopes classified as Premiers Crus, Vertus and Cuis, and Grands Crus, Cramant, Chouilly and Oger, the vines benefit from a deep rooting on chalky subsoils which bring freshness and ensure a perfect ripeness of the fruit and minerality in the wines. A massal selection is meticulously practiced, meaning that the most interesting vines are chosen from the best plots in order to be grafted during replanting.
Privileging an environmentally friendly viticulture, the Gimonnet family conducts its vineyard in integrated agriculture, limits the use of inputs for the respect of the soil and does everything to pRéserver the biodiversity of its ecosystem. Practices that prioritize the purity of the fruit and shape the expression of their Champagnes.
What are the emblematic cuvées of the House Pierre Gimonnet?
The Champagnes of the House of Gimonnet have a style that is defined by three essential criteria: a faithful reflection of their terroir and origins, an invitation to pleasure thanks to freshness and complexity, as well as a good aptitude for aging.
So the house offers many fine cuvées:
Their Brut Cuis 1er Cru is a Champagne full of finesse, liveliness and a beautiful aromatic breadth, suitable for all occasions.
Also in Premier Cru, their cuvée Gastronome 1er Cru vintage 2018 delights with its elegance, balance and beautiful matter in the mouth that provides greed and pleasure.
Let's mention the cuvée Special Club Oger Grand Cru vintage 2015, a signature of richness of the Côte des blancs. A delicate and creamy Champagne, whose fine aromas and subtle minerality will notably accompany gourmet meals.
The consistency of Maison Gimonnet's Champagnes will satisfy both the palates of the curious and the most discerning.
Description Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Cuvée Spécial Club Oger 2015.
It is a Champagne of assembly parcel but coming exclusively from the Grand Cru of Oger planted 100 % in type of vine chardonnay. It is an extra brut which comes exclusively from the Côte des Blancs.
All the grapes are harvested manually and the production for this magnificent 2015 vintage is 5200 bottles.
The robe is a brilliant pale yellow gold.
On the nose as well as on the palate: white spring flowers on acacia, apple trees, vine peach trees, followed by fine points of brioche, bun, toast and sweet almonds.
The mouth is ample, creamy and silky, with a light minerality wrapped in very nice touches of citrus fruits, such as lemon of Menton, lychee or bergamot of southern Italy.
It is perfect as an aperitif with smoked salmon, as an appetizer with foie gras medallions flavored with black truffles from the Quercy region, with seafood dishes grilled a la plancha, such as sea bass or red mullet, or in a beurre blanc sauce with turbot or freshwater fish such as pike or trout.
Happy marriage also with acake dark chocolate or coffee or coconut mignardises from the West Indies.
To be consumed around 10 to 12° but not less in order not to kill the flavors and the perfumes of this exceptional champagne that we will have taken care to make age in cellar, bottle laid down, protected from the light and the noise, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70 %.
It is also a wine to be decanted into a carafe 15 minutes before serving and placed in the refrigerator.